HEAT ADVISORY TIPS:
Restrict outdoor activity to early morning or evening.
Drink plenty of water.
Take frequent breaks if working outside.
Check on senior and homebound family members and neighbors.
Watch for signs of heat exhaustion (dizziness, headaches, muscle cramps, and lack of sweating).
(If you don’t have air-conditioning) Open windows at night and trap cool air inside for the next day.
Protect children and pets from the heat. Provide hats and sun screen for children and water and shade for pets.
NEVER EVER leave children or pets in a car in the heat.
If you are thirsty, then dehydration has set in! Try to drink water or sport drink as often as possible. Stay away from caffeine or alcohol during dangerously hot times as these drinks are diuretics and will make you lose more body fluid.
Shade or ac breaks help to lower your body's core temperature as does consuming water or sports drinks. The combination of dehydration and the sun bearing down on you can increase the likelihood of heat exhaustion or stroke.
Not only should you protect yourself, check on the elderly and very young as their bodies don't regulate the heat very well.
Pets and livestock are susceptible to extreme heat conditions. Shade and keep them watered.